We have an 80 now

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We have an 80 now

Postby beaujest4 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:53 pm

I haven't wanted to jinx myself so I haven't said too much but all going well early next week I could finally have a truck again.


Stay tuned.
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Postby beaujest4 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:20 pm

One step closer
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Postby Matman » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:39 am

Come on chop chop lol.

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Postby beaujest4 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:39 pm

Had hoped to have some good news today but seems I have to wait till tomorrow for the planets to be in alignment
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Postby beaujest4 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:35 pm

According to my bank balance I have bought a vehicle
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Postby griz » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:14 pm

You mean this? That happens to be in my yard ,and as possession is nine tenths of the law............

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Postby beaujest4 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:17 pm

Yep that is what I hoped I bought
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Postby beaujest4 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:26 pm

Do you have any more photos of my (our) truck Griz, please
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Postby nig » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:45 pm

Looks nice mate - someone else has done most of the work so all you need to do is just drive it - enjoy:thumbsup:
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Postby beaujest4 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:51 pm

Thanks Nig,

Took my time and the way it looks, found a good one. It does have a lot of touring gear on it, just a couple of things to do to it, then customise it for what we want.
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Postby Matman » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:43 am

Noice but its to clean.Got to get it dirty,or its another city 4wd lol.

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Postby beaujest4 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:25 am

Unfortunately that is what it is going to be for a couple of weeks at least
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Postby beaujest4 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:02 am

While the old lux was great for around the Coffs area and I have had a great time playing, to try and do any longer trips, even just overnights, the lux has big limitations. With a view to getting into doing more trips and longer trips, something capable of being primarily a tourer, but still hard enough to have a play, the search was on for a vehicle.

There were a couple of core requirements we agreed for the vehicle, basically a turbo diesel auto wagon. Pretty simple really.

After going around the yards and checking different makes and models of vehicles (yes we even tried Nissans, Pajeros and others), going for test drives and even checking mates vehicles we both agreed on a 2003 model 100 Series would be ideal. From there we sat down and started doing the sums on setting it up to what we wanted and what $$$ would be needed to do so.

We quickly realised the 100 was getting out of our budget, especially if we wanted a vehicle we could use straight up. We decided the 100 will have to wait and fell back to our second choice of vehicle, an 80 Series.

The search began hunting for a HDJ80R that would suit our needs. After many months of trolling the internet we found this one. A pretty comprehensive list of extras, well on the way to being a very well wet up tourer that could be customised to suit our specific needs and wants.

From text messages and phone calls and with the help of Griz taking time out of his very busy schedule (roster) to take a trip up to Sydney town to check it out for me, we all agreed this was the truck for us. With finance sorted and an acceptable price agreed on the deal was done. Griz just could not help himself and Deb and Kim they drove up to Sydney again to collect the 80 for me.

Which brings me to now. I am sitting at Scrub Turkey's, house sitting for them while they are off holidaying in sunny Queensland while it has rained every day since they left, and Griz gets to enjoy our 80. We maybe not. Griz picked it up yesterday and I get a phone call from the guy I bought it off, saying he was going to put some diesel in it for me, and it would not start. He thought it was just the battery and got onto NRMA and just before Griz arrives the 80 is diagnosed to have a shot starter motor. Further phone calls and talking to the previous owner when Griz arrives and with a bigger hammer the start works and all is good.

While Griz has our 80 we have arranged to get some things done to it, which now includes a starter motor, which the previous owner has said he would pay for. I must admit the previous owner, Mark, sounds like a good bloke and we hope to meet up sometime and maybe even go for a bit of 4wd sometime.
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Postby beaujest4 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:14 am

Now apart from photos I personally haven't seen the vehicle and can only go off what Griz tells me but the list of extras going of the ad for the truck is as follows


ARB Bull Bar
ARB Side rails & steps
OME 2" suspension upgrade
ARB on-board compressor
ARB rear air locker
Mickey Thompson MTZ 305/70/R16 Tyres (approx. 7 mths old)
Tigerz11 12000 lb winch with rope
Dual Battery system with Redarc Isolator
Both batteries recently upgraded
Narva spotlights
Alloy 3/4 roof rack
LED strip lighting in rear cargo area
Fridge wiring in rear cargo area
4x Narva roof spotlights
Sheepskin seat covers in front
Sony stereo
GME 40 ch UHF
ARB side awning
Rear drawer system with fridge slide
Kaymar spare wheel carrier

All that with 250,000 on the clock

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This Landcruiser has been used offroad. It has also been very well maintained with servicing every 5000kms. It has had major service by Berrima Diesel including injectors at 215000kms. Recent new turbo approx. 6 months ago by J.C. Diesel. Recent major brake overhaul including new brake lines and master cylinder.
New front diff
New alternator
New power steering pump
Has some dents on driver's side doors and damage to rear flare. Also has the usual scratches from driving offroad. Have receipts for all work done & accessories.
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Postby beaujest4 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:18 am

For now, first up is fix the locker problem, they come in pairs, so get a ARB locker in the front. As the vehicle is primarily a tourer, Cruise Control to go in. Next will be to replace the rear bar and tyre carrier with a Kaymar bar.

After that use the vehicle and workout just what we want/need and go from there.
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